After hearing from healthcare experts, and from Governor Kemp and Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, we have made the decision to suspend our in-person worship services. We have an obligation, as a community of faith, to be primarily concerned with the well-being of our neighbors. That means we have to take every precaution to keep our at-risk neighbors safe.
Though we can't be together in person, we will be using online platforms, beginning with Facebook, to maintain community connection. This Sunday we will start streaming worship online! We are putting together a creative way to share scripture, a sermon, and music with you on Sunday mornings. Join us on Facebook at 10:00 on Sundays.
Then, Monday-Friday, you can expect a short 3-5 minute long devotional video from your church staff members, encouraging all of us to be in a habit of renewal, even during these stressful times.
In the meantime, I hope you will join me in 3 things:
Please pray. I hope you’ll join me in prayer for our healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to provide the best care possible to folks who are sick. I hope you’ll join me in praying for the epidemiologists and public health professionals who are doing everything they can to get this outbreak under control. And please join me in praying for the safety and healing of each of the victims of the virus and the people who are most susceptible to COVID-19.
Please keep up with your fellow members and friends in the church. Social distancing can be lonely. So, please check up on each other, especially people in your Sunday School class or small group. Call a friend or a neighbor and check-in. It saves lives!
Please practice generosity. Help folks around you who are in need. And continue to give to North Decatur UMC. Your continued generosity is what sustains the ministries of the church. Thank you!
This is a weird season for us all. But, we are not alone, even if we are distant from each other, we are on this journey of life towards the eternal love of God together. I’m grateful to know you, and I look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to gather again! I will see you online on Sunday!